Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    American to build spiral-welded pipe facility in Michigan

    December 11, 2013

    American, Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans to build a new spiral-welded pipe facility in Flint, Mich. The facility initially will support the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) project recently awarded to American, and later other regional water infrastructure projects. The KWA pipeline,...

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    End mill delivers high-rate metal removal for titanium roughing at low torque

    December 10, 2013

    5ME's CYCLO CUT® Max-Flute end mills enable machining of internal structures in titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel components with removal rates of up to 12 cu. IPM at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque. The 20-flute end mills use shallow, radial widths of cut to transfer less heat to the cutting...

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    Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment - TheFabricator.com

    Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment

    December 4, 2013

    Central Tube and Bar Inc., a supplier and processor of tube and bar products in Conway, Ark., has announced that Brian Moon has joined the company as outside sales representative. Moon has several years of experience in the steel service center industry, most recently as territory manager for a...

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    Cutoff choices for tube, pipe producers - TheFabricator.com

    Cutoff choices for tube, pipe producers

    December 2, 2013

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    Like any mechanical system, a mill can run only as fast as its slowest component. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of various cutoff systems is the first step in making sure the cutoff keeps up with the rest of the mill.

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    TPJTV: Bending Tube and Pipe

    TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

    Length: 12:30

    Eric Lundin visits Falls Manufacturing Inc., Butler, Wis., to learn about bending tube and pipe on a roll bender from Ben Buehrens, owner and plant supervisor of Falls Manufacturing, and Greg Hoesly, president of Boschert Precision Machinery Inc.

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    Forming presses designed for large-diameter line pipe - TheFabricator.com

    Forming presses designed for large-diameter line pipe

    October 29, 2013

    Graebener-Reika Inc. offers Graebener Maschinentechnik pipe forming presses for producing large-diameter line pipe used in pipeline and utility distribution systems. The presses are suited for producing pipes with increased yield points and large wall thickness-to-pipe-diameter ratios, where the...

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    Report says auto manufacturing, rising oil prices will spur demand for metal pipe, tube

    October 28, 2013

    IBISWorld, a Los Angeles-based source of industry and market research, has updated its report on the metal pipe and tube manufacturing industry in reaction to the market’s volatility in the past five years. Volatility in the price of steel has damaged the metal pipe and tube manufacturing...

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    Laser-based skelp edge inspection enhances quality control from the start - TheFabricator.com

    Laser-based skelp edge inspection enhances quality control from the start

    October 25, 2013

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    As demands for higher tensile steel increase, width consistency and edge quality are increasingly important because high-strength material does not form like soft grades of steel. Using a precise system for evaluating coil dimensions and edge quality is more important now than ever before.

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    Souping up old draw benches - TheFabricator.com

    Souping up old draw benches

    October 24, 2013

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    Superior Tube Co. Inc., Collegeville, Pa., a fabricator that draws tubing for small-diameter applications, recently set about to improve material flow through its plant. Realizing that moving 60- and 70-year-old draw benches likely would damage the motors and motor controllers, which were the original equipment, the company developed a plan to upgrade the hardware at the same time. The result is a quantum leap in motor efficiency and monitoring capability.

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    Cutoff blades cut cleanly to produce dimple-free tube sections - TheFabricator.com

    Cutoff blades cut cleanly to produce dimple-free tube sections

    October 16, 2013

    Engineered for the metal tube, pipe, and roll forming production industries, new tube cutoff blades from Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions are designed to produce dimple-free tubes far down the line. The vacuum heat-treated, precision-ground, high-speed steel blades are available in a variety of...

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    Notcher makes 90-degree joints on both ends of tube in single cycle - TheFabricator.com

    Notcher makes 90-degree joints on both ends of tube in single cycle

    October 16, 2013

    Innovo Corp. has introduced the Generation II line of H237DN-D hydraulic double end-notching systems for high-volume notching applications producing 90-degree joints on both ends of tubing or pipe in a single cycle. The unit has a capacity of 2-in. Sch. 40 pipe. It can be adjusted to accept...

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    United Tube receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

    October 10, 2013

    United Tube Corp., Medina, Ohio, has announced it is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for the manufacture and supply of welded steel tubing. The company manufactures mechanical, structural, and galvanized welded steel tubing in a variety of sizes and shapes....

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    NCCM breaks ground for new facility

    October 10, 2013

    NCCM Co., a manufacturer of nonwoven mill rolls used by primary metal processors, has broken ground on its new headquarters in River Falls, Wis. The two-story structure will have 26,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space, occupying a 4.77-acre site in the city's corporate park. Office space...

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    Linear cage forming tube mills produce variety of sizes without roll changes - TheFabricator.com

    Linear cage forming tube mills produce variety of sizes without roll changes

    October 8, 2013

    Olimpia 80 has produced linear cage forming tube mills for a customer producing square and rectangular tube sections in carbon steel material. One of the lines produces square sections from 1.18 by 1.18 in. to 3.15 by 3.15 in. and rectangular sections from 1.57 by 1.18 in. to 4.43 by 1.18 in.,...

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